|Toby Jones as Lance and Mackenzie Crook as Andy.|
The shows focuses on two detectorists: Lance, a middle-aged “fruit and veg” man, and his younger friend Andy, who does odd jobs for a temp agency. Andy (Mackenzie Crook) lives with his cynical girlfriend Becky, while Lance (Toby Jones) still pines for his ex-wife Maggie. Their lives, though, are centered around their shared passion for roaming fields with their metal detectors. Their dream is to discover a buried Saxon ship, but a typical day is filled with finding ring-pulls and miniature cars—and then going to the pub for a couple of pints.
|The Danebury Metal Detecting Club.|
|"Simon and Garfunkel."|
Toby Jones has brought to life to a number of memorable characters during his long acting career, to include a stellar turn in the recent Witness for the Prosecution (2016). He’s at the top of his game in Detectorists, creating a quick-witted character that’s sometimes pompous (especially when discussing metal detector models), sometimes vulnerable, but always a sincere and loyal friend.
|Mackenzie Crook in The Office.|
|The impressive CTX 3030!|
Acorn TV is streaming Detectorists in the U.S.